The head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, will instruct to consider easing the requirements for entrepreneurs to preserve the state in order to receive state support against the backdrop of a novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic. On December 28, 2020, the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs Boris Titov made a similar request to the politician during a meeting in the Kremlin.
He added that company representatives cannot restrain their employees who want to quit in the current environment, and this causes problems with maintaining the number of employees at 90% of the April 2020 indicator.
Here you have to look – this is a dismissal of their own free will or reduction. I will ask the government to think about it– Putin said.
Further measures to support business by the state against the background of COVID-19 will depend on the current situation. At the same time, at the moment, the Russian authorities have no emergency plans, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier. He clarified that a whole range of programs are being implemented “in terms of the routine work of the government.” One of the main goals of the Cabinet of Ministers is to support existing and create new small and medium-sized enterprises, the Kremlin spokesman added.
The official recalled that in order to help businesses – especially small and medium-sized enterprises – the government previously adopted several aid packages, which were announced personally by President Vladimir Putin.
At the same time, Peskov stressed that the recession of the Russian economy occurred to a lesser extent than in other countries, where even “hundreds of billions” of the national currency were not saved from subsidence. In his opinion, this money was simply “burned up in the furnace,” chernayakobra.ru wrote.